Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Cosy Christmas Night In Essentials


If you know me or read my blog you'll know that I'm much more of a staying in kinda gal than a party animal and the period running up to Christmas is my favourite time to have a real cosy night in - we're talking blankets, candles, hot drinks, chocolate and a stack of films and I guess I'll throw Nick's company in there for good measure. So even though I basically just gave them all away in the last sentence, here are my cosy Christmas night in essentials:


Candles | I recently went a bit candle spendy in IKEA and even bought a tray so I could make a little display on the hearth of our living room and it's the best thing I ever did. We have a real little collection of candles there now and it's the cosiest thing to just turn the light off with them all lit. So hygge.


Sofa Set Up | We have heaps of cushions on our sofa already and for the colder months we've also got a fair few blankets on there so we can get extra cosy. Our sofa pulls out into a sofa bed and I'm not gonna lie, we basically have it on the sofa bed setting all the time because there ain't nothing like both having room to put your feet up.


Films & Box Sets | A good night in for me has to involve the TV (call me uncultured if you wish), but we tend to watch box sets or films rather than the actual TV. We've been watching The Walking Dead (only up to season three right now so no spoilers please!) but for a more festive feel in the run up to Christmas I will 100% be turning to some good old Christmas films. My favourites are Harry Potter (obviously) and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which you can shop in the HMV 3D blu-ray range, which if I'm honest I didn't even know existed so if anyone wants to buy me a 3D TV for Christmas so I can binge watch The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D that would be grand.


Food & Drink | I mean let's face it, this is the most important thing. I'm a complete herbal tea fiend so if I'm not on the wine (red for a cosy night in thanks) then it's herbal tea all the way. I am trying to cut down on snacks but they really are essential for a cosy night in aren't they? I'm a chocolate over sweets and crisps kinda gal and I mean it's kind of good for you so it's OK if I devour a full bar of Galaxy in one night right? RIGHT?

And there you have my cosy Christmas night in essentials. This will basically be my life from now until the New Year (and let's face it, probably for the whole of next year too). What's your perfect Christmas night in?

Amy x

This is a collaborative post with HMV but all cosy hygge-like feelings are my own. 


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  1. Tea and good movies! The recipe to a great Christmas day haha. And tons of candles obviously. I love the photos you took and that tray you use for your candles is beautiful.

    Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thank you - I use the candle tray literally every night haha! xx

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  2. This sounds like total heaven - cosy blankets, candles and films. What could be better?! As much as I love heading out and soaking up the festive party atmosphere, I'm also a massive fan of cosy nights in like this (especially at Christmastime) :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. I love cosy nights in like this and I can see them happening a lot this season! xx

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  3. I love a good film or box set night in during the winter, perfect!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Me too, love a good christmas film! Hope you had a good day xx

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  4. I love staying at home too and the winter months are the best to do so.
    Love post, it just sums up my perfect Sunday in!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. It's every Sunday night (and sometimes other nights too!) for me :) xx

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  5. Seems like a perfect night!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Thank you - it's definitely my perfect night in! xx

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  6. Err, hello my perfect life!! Candles, hot drinks, blankets and Harry Potter, life complete <3

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Haha I thought this would be you all over! Life essentials for sure! xx

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  7. Loved this post. I'm definitely a staying in girl too. In fact I hardly go out at al at night these days haha. Candles are lovely.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, neither do I I'm pretty much always in! xx

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  8. This post is so cute and makes me feel super cozy! IT'S CHRIIIIISTMASSS!! c:

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Thank you, yeah I'm feeling sooo festive at the moment! xx

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  9. I love candles nd sofa throws, in a cold evening, so good to have them at hand to watch some nice movies and... many times I sleep on the settee, curled up with some soft blankets :)
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. So nice to have a cosy sofa when it's cold isn't it! xx

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  10. i especially love doing this around the holidays, harry potter and TWD are two of my faves as well!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Glad we have the same taste! It's such a festive thing to do :)xx

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  11. I'd have my sofa as a sofa bed all the time too if I could!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Haha yeah it's just too tempting to not have! xx

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  12. Yes, you're so right. In times with candle lit, hot chocolate and a good movie to watch can be priceless.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Funmi x
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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    1. Such a lovely way to spend an evening isn't it? :) xx

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    1. Me too, so perfect for snuggling in a million blankets on an evening! Xx

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  14. Ah you can't beat a bing blanket, and some TV/films xx

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    1. Definitely not, literally my favourite way to spend my time at the moment! Xx

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  15. For my perfect Christmas night in there definitely has to be a book involved too but other than that you basically mentioned all the essentials on here :) x

    Sara’sChapters

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    1. Ah yeah a good book does complete the night you're right! Xx

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